Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

The Wombats - Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #648 / 851
User Score
Based on 162 ratings
2018 Ratings: #701
Liked by 6 people
February 9, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kobalt / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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In the end, you come out feeling a little strange. It's a sad album really, but it's played so triumphantly ... Many of us have dealt with heartache, but it's never been this pleasant before.


Never letting life remove the escapist joy from their sound, The Wombats’ genius is in knowing exactly what they’re best at.


It's as if there is a more aesthetically cohesive, early-'90s psych-pop album hidden inside Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life that the band didn't quite unearth.


There’s nothing groundbreaking here, but little to be ashamed of either. With their streaming numbers on a healthy incline and the venue sizes increasing with each tour, ‘Beautiful People…’ proves that there’s still life in these marsupials yet.

The Skinny

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is the sound of a band maturing and evolving, having come a long way from their first meeting in Liverpool. Now that they're 15 years and four albums in they know what works, and still have an ear for a catchy melody.


The Wombats have developed a tendency of offering up plenty of album fillers over the years and Beautiful People… is no different.

Spectrum Culture

It’s a Spotify party playlist music for people who like to rock out alone between depression naps.


Day 15
I've already listened to their first two albums, and most of you know I really liked their debut, and I did enjoy their second album, but less. This is their newest release and I was interested to hear what this would be like... it lived up to my expectations of being incredibly middle of the road.

It's fun I'll give it that, I definitely enjoyed it, but a lot of the writing is poor and bland, and some of cringe worthy. A lot of the instrumentation is pretty basic and cookie cutter ... read more


There's so much dumb shit, music itself is very generic, lyrics clicked on me sometimes, but overall it's pretty stupid.. there are things that simply make themselves look clever, but they're not. I still had so much fun listening to this though. It's short and some songs are actually pretty good.




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I actually really liked this one, a lot of Wombats material I'm somewhat hit-or-miss with, many instrumentals aren't too interesting and the lyrics are often a little cringeworthy at times. BPWRYL though, is pretty great, it doesn't suffer as much from before mentioned problems, and the songwriting is often tighter, with choruses hitting a lot harder.

Favourite Songs: Oceans, Cheetah Tongue, Turn, White Eyes
Least Favourite: I Don't Know Why I Like You But I Do


This album is absolutely incredible. Theres no way of getting around it. The Wombats have yet again shown that they can change their style successfully whilst saying true to their original sound. Whilst I think this modern glitch is my favourite of the three more experimental albums, I feel this is the best. The first three tracks are in my opinion some of the best the band have made. Cheetah tongue is my personal favourite of the three, and on the whole album. Also credit must be given to the ... read more




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Added on: November 7, 2017